Help Louisiana flood victims

$13,528 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 18 months
Hi guys!

My name is Meghan Linsey. Some of you may know me as Season 8, runner-up of The Voice.

As a Louisiana native and a hometown Ponchatoula girl, it is with a heavy heart that I am starting this GoFundMe page. As you have probably seen on the news, southeast Louisiana was ravaged by, what they are calling the 500 year flood, over the weekend. Most families lost their entire homes, cars, EVERYTHING!

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I have personal friends who are without basic needs. It's completely unbelievable and beyond sad.

I have banned together with my friend and fellow Season 8 of The Voice, winner, Sawyer Fredericks, his mom Kirsten, my mom Roberta and my dear friend Brittany Morris, who is living in Ponchatoula, to raise as much money as possible and to make sure that it goes directly to victims and their families and back into the local community where I am
from.

Most families don't have access to kitchens and all of them will be cleaning out and rebuilding their homes. Therefore, our idea is to use the money to buy gift cards to local restaurants and local hardware stores and distribute them to families. We will also use it to hire local carpenters. That way we are keeping the money in the local community, helping to rebuild the local economy, and helping the flood victims, all at the same time.

I was feeling helpless being in Nashville but I truly believe, that if we all band together, we can make a difference.

If you are able to donate, even a little bit, it all counts and adds up.

Thank you all so much!
God bless Louisiana.

Xoxo
Meg
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Thank you guys so much! We are down here in Baton Rouge again this week! All because of you Going to pick up Sam's Club order right now. We will be preparing coolers with food and drinks for families. Also, we are doing a kit with toiletries and towels. We will assess people's individual needs and take care of them the best we can. Love you all! Xo Meg
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Thank you everybody so much for your generous donations! I've decided that I can't sit still any longer and will be driving a U-Haul from Nashville to my hometown of Ponchatoula, LA on Friday. Your donations will be put to good use. I plan to stop at the local hardware store and purchase supplies to distribute when I get there. I will also purchase meals for families who are in the process of gutting their homes and dropping off items I collect to victims and the animal shelters.

Thank you guys again for all your help and donations! Please continue to share! Xoxoxo

My plan is to leave Thursday evening! We have set a drop off location at:

Pennington Entertainment
Landers Plaza
2451 Atrium Way
Nashville 37214

Items can be dropped off today and tomorrow from 9am-5pm.


Here are a list of the things needed...

For Cleanup:
Wipes/tags
Utility knives
Contractor bags
Mops fans
Cleaning supplies
Detergent

For People:
Clean clothes
Shoes
Socks
New toiletries
Linens/towels
New Underwear
Bulk Food
Water
Feminine Hygiene products
Diapers and wipes
Formula

For Animal Shelters:
Dog/cat food
Bowls
Towels
Gauze
Vetco Wrap
Leashes
Bedding
Dog kennels
Pet shampoo
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Kayla N DustinSproles
17 months ago
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Glad to see your rocking these donations, its so awesome to do for the people who lost their whole lives in the flood like myself and fiance and 8 kids, we were left with nothing homeless still staying with friends and relatives and just good to know they still have people out in the world who care about others, thanks so much, hopefully things will turn out for the best for my family along with all the other family impacted by this.. We set a gofund account for our family but sadly not one donation.. So a huge thank u for showing u care about all the victims of this horrible flood of 2016.. God bless,,

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Kristin Merwin Rosendale
9 months ago

My house got flooded twice in 2016. How can I get some of this money?

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Alfreda Nishan
17 months ago

Thankyou ,Meghan! The folks in the affected region are lucky to have you. You are doing so much! My donation was just a small token and hope it helped a bit. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.

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Jen Davey
17 months ago

Thank you Meg for all you do for the flood victims. You have such a great heart! Praying for all the people affected by the floods.

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Michelle Chudy-Harris
18 months ago

Such a great thing to do Meghan!!Thoughts and prayers to all in Louisiana!

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$13,528 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 18 months
Created August 15, 2016
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Kirsten Fredericks
17 months ago

From Sawyer and Team Sawyer cash donations at A Good Storm shows from Birmingham to Norwalk ❤️

$1,500
Matthew & Melissa Teutsch
17 months ago
1
1

We no longer live in Louisiana but our love for our home state will never change. Wish we could physically help as well. Hope this helps provide for those in such desperate need. Thank you for being our hands and feet! Matthew 25:40

SF
$20
Susan Friend
17 months ago
1
1

So wonderful of you to do this, Meghan. They're all in our thoughts . . .

$111
Ben Pascus
17 months ago

Hope this helps Meg help others !

BT
$200
Britten Tillinghast
17 months ago

THANK YOU, Megs, for doing so much for our Louisiana people! You're making such a difference! -Britten

Kayla N DustinSproles
17 months ago
2
2

Glad to see your rocking these donations, its so awesome to do for the people who lost their whole lives in the flood like myself and fiance and 8 kids, we were left with nothing homeless still staying with friends and relatives and just good to know they still have people out in the world who care about others, thanks so much, hopefully things will turn out for the best for my family along with all the other family impacted by this.. We set a gofund account for our family but sadly not one donation.. So a huge thank u for showing u care about all the victims of this horrible flood of 2016.. God bless,,

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Kristin Merwin Rosendale
9 months ago

My house got flooded twice in 2016. How can I get some of this money?

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Alfreda Nishan
17 months ago

Thankyou ,Meghan! The folks in the affected region are lucky to have you. You are doing so much! My donation was just a small token and hope it helped a bit. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.

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Jen Davey
17 months ago

Thank you Meg for all you do for the flood victims. You have such a great heart! Praying for all the people affected by the floods.

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Michelle Chudy-Harris
18 months ago

Such a great thing to do Meghan!!Thoughts and prayers to all in Louisiana!

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